31-Mar-2010 11:47 AM

UK Transport Minister confirms plans to go ahead with Heathrow expansion

UK Transport Minister, Andwrew Adonis, confirmed the UK Government plans to go ahead with plans for a third runway at London Heathrow Airport, despite the High Court requesting a review of the project (ePolitix.com, 30-Mar-2010). Lord Adonis added the government will relaunch a public consultation on the National Policy Statement, but that the court has stated the 2008 Planning Act provided a “complete legal framework for consideration of all the issues on which the claimants rely” for the proposed project. Lord Adonis also stated there is “no incompatibility whatsoever” between the expansion plans and meeting new climate change and carbo reduction targets.